“This donation came at us out of the blue, and we couldn’t be happier,” said Mr. James. “They asked me to attend their annual dinner and share information about The Farm and our goal of building the Animal Companionship Center. Such a nice group of people, very friendly and welcoming.”
The donation will go toward construction of the Animal Companionship Center, where children and adolescents will be reunited with their families and receive supervised visitation and relationship skill building in a safe, private environment, with the added benefit of animal companionship. Studies have shown that animal companionship is helpful in increasing self-worth, practicing and developing coping skills, and strengthening a sense of self-acceptance and the ability to deal with difficult life experiences. The Center will feature meeting rooms, a board room, an attached barn and stables to house various farm animals, along with fenced pastures, walking trails, and benches.